Oct 21, 2021
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I can’t stomach time loop games after a year of lockdowns

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Wake up. Go to work in the same space. Perform the same job over and over again—maybe, just maybe, getting a little better at it. Repeat. While I’m describing a typical weekday in several months of last year, I could just as easily be talking about Arkane Studios’ Deathloop—only with fewer assassinations and otherworldly superpowers. And, admittedly, I didn’t really get better at taking out all eight Visionaries in one day, either.

The point is that time loop games strangely reflect this unprecedented time in our lives. It’s a funny or depressing coincidence, depending on your perspective. Given how long it takes to make games, let alone the disruption the pandemic will have wrought on development in recent times, it’s impossible…

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